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Banner Health

1400 S Dobson Rd, Mesa, United States



At Banner Desert Medical Center, we are dedicated to a high-tech, high-touch philosophy of care. At Banner Desert Medical Center, we are dedicated to a high-tech, high-touch philosophy of care that has helped us become the hospital of choice for East Valley communities for nearly 40 years.

As one of the largest and most comprehensive facilities in Arizona, Banner Desert serves as a tertiary referral center for the East Valley of metropolitan Phoenix and treats the highest levels of acuity in the East Valley.

We offer state-of-the-art technology in all departments, from our da Vinci surgical robots to our 3D cancer technology.

Banner Desert also offers unique integrative therapies, from Dog Therapy, Music and Massage Therapy to The Oasis Spa, a hospital-based sanctuary offering a team of highly skilled, licensed practitioners who will assist you in reducing stress, renewing energy and restoring a sense of well-being.

We are committed to providing our community with excellent patient care and are ranked as one of the top five hospitals in Phoenix, being recognized for eight high-performing specialties, according to U.S. News Best Regional Hospitals report.



Strokes can happen to anyone, at any age, at any time. After experiencing two strokes in less than two months, doctors gave Shanon Fortolis little hope for a normal life. With the support of a loving family, a ton of tenacity, and great care from Banner Health, Shanon was able to beat the odds.

Join us in recognizing the fearless members of our #EMS community - thank you for your hard work and sacrifice.

Not all heroes wear capes ... some wear scrubs. See how Morgan, a Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center radiation therapist, made a patient's treatment experience a little less scary.

Our nurses are the best! This #NursesWeek, read why our 15,000 nurses love their jobs. Then share the love by tagging or posting a story about a nurse to show your appreciation for all they do to help us #Exhale.

* VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY * Volunteer courtesy cart drivers provide a friendly, comforting welcome to patients and visitors in the parking lots with a golf cart ride from their cars to the hospital to enhance the quality of customer service. Apply by clicking the link below and follow these instructions: 1. Select - “Volunteering” 2. Select - “Read More” 3. At the bottom of the page, select “Adult Application” OR call 480-412-3259.

Not sure if you need urgent or emergency care? Use our new Get Care Now tool on to access urgent or emergency care locations. Simple instructions help you choose the most appropriate care and reserve your spot.

Volunteers are an important part of Banner Health's mission of making health care easier, so life can be better. Interested in volunteering? Visit to learn how you can help.

If you think of your sinuses as a painter’s easel, then your mucus could be a range of colors. Those colors could be an indicator of how body is using your snot to fight off sickness or respond to irritation.

A car can quickly become dangerously hot — even in mild temperatures. In fact, within minutes, a 70-degree day can scorch the insides of a vehicle to 90 degrees — a temperature too hot for infants and children to safely handle. Get tips from our injury prevention coordinator to keep kids safe.

Parenting can perhaps best be described as dealing with a range of emotions, from pure joy to sheer frustration. Educators at Banner Academy are proud to offer Love and Logic®, a special six-week workshop series that will help you turn parenting and teaching into a fun and rewarding experience. The series begins Wednesday at Banner Academy in Tempe. Follow the link to register for each class.

If you've ever had strep throat, you know how miserable it is. But what does it mean for someone who strep throat a lot? Dr. Joel Cooper, a board certified family physician at Banner Urgent Care, discusses the reasons this occurs, and shares treatments and prevention tips.

The Banner Poison and Drug Information Center, which serves residents in Maricopa County, received more than 62,000 calls in 2015 and the majority of those calls involved human exposure. Clinical Educator Maureen Roland discusses risks and tips for prevention, from laundry pods to poisonous plants, with azcentral. #nppw18 #preventpoison